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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Waterlox vs. Arm R Seal

55 days ago by sphayden

What’s a better wiping varnish – Waterlox or Arm R Seal? They se...

2 55 days ago
View whitesferry's profile

now that the danish oil is? help please

56 days ago by whitesferry

on i put 4 coats on it . Can i go over the top with famo glaze coat from...

5 55 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

Removinf rust stains from nails on white oak floor?

61 days ago by Canofworms

I read oxalic acid will remove it. They are well absorbed in the wood about ...

29 55 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

finishing sequence table top

56 days ago by jimmyhopps

i’ve finally done building my table top and now onto finishing. I am g...

5 55 days ago
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Would Waterlox finish be good on wood mugs, bowls, cups etc.?

56 days ago by Micahm

I came across the Waterlox finish, Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes are “p...

3 56 days ago
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Humidor finish (topcoat)

56 days ago by Sirgreggins

I’m going to make a few humidors soon and am contemplating what to use ...

0 56 days ago
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Dado joint line

56 days ago by woodworkingdrew

Anybody ever notice when painting a piece white that there is a small hair li...

7 56 days ago
View Dj1225's profile

Advice on finishing a lot of wine racks

58 days ago by Dj1225

Ok here is where I am in this crazy project. I have apx 30 wine racks of vari...

2 58 days ago
View LiveEdge's profile

Lowest maintenance outdoor finish?

59 days ago by LiveEdge

I’m going to build a couple sitting benches for our local Mission and I...

8 58 days ago
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Weathered Finish

59 days ago by mel_lissa this vanity is Alder...

4 59 days ago
View Tedster's profile

White Residue in Leopard Wood Grain

77 days ago by Tedster

Just messing around with some leopard wood for the first time, I discovered t...

15 59 days ago
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BLO + Turpentine

61 days ago by siavosh

A couple simple questions:1. What’s the benefit of mixing Turpentine wi...

7 59 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

Refinishing beat up pine stairs. Solid stain?

61 days ago by Canofworms

So, I will likely replace these treads in a few years, but until that time I ...

1 60 days ago
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What is this brush called in English?

83 days ago by srzsrz

This type of brush is called a blokkwast (i.e. “block brush”) in ...

7 60 days ago
View capstar's profile

question on ability to be near heat

63 days ago by capstar

Hi all, I am in the process of making some wood carved inserts for a fireplac...

3 60 days ago
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danish oil finish

61 days ago by Thomas berkey

I have used wacto Danish oil finish for a few projects and I like the results...

3 60 days ago
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lacquer finishing and beyond

64 days ago by BubingaBill

I’m new to using lacquer and I don’t know what you do after the f...

5 61 days ago
View Kathyw's profile

How to seal reclaimed cypress log

62 days ago by Kathyw

I have a 5’ section of a reclaimed cypress log that I will be using for...

2 61 days ago
View whitesferry's profile

how can i mix or find this finish

62 days ago by whitesferry

im making a table with the same type of wood how do i get that color ? stain?

4 62 days ago
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Stain Treated Wood or Wait

64 days ago by jrsox

Just finished two benches that will go beside my patio slab. They each have ...

8 63 days ago

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